Sanity check: how safe are password replacements?

By | June 14, 2012
A wonderful starter's guide to weeding through the vast array of proposed (and to some degree available) password replacement tactics. Personally I think most fall into two categories: (1) annoying, and (2) impractical.

See, the success of the password lies more in its portability and ease of use and universality than security. Users want to be able to authenticate without special hardware, regardless of disability and impairment, and yet provide a quick and memorable way to authenticate. There isn't much else which is convenient enough to win the crowds.

/via +Zack Weinberg 

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